Kentucky Takes Stock of Storm Damage

November 19, 2013

Emergency managers in western Kentucky are taking stock of damage from a belt of tornado-laden storms that passed through the area.

Kentucky Emergency Management officials said the storms that came through Sunday damaged some homes, blew down trees and left about 3,000 homes without power, but didn’t injure anyone.

In addition, one of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s four enrichment production buildings was damaged, as well as the adjacent cooling towers and nearby electrical switchyard, Georgann Lookofsky, a spokeswoman for the plant’s parent company USEC Inc., said in a news release.

Interstate 69 in Caldwell County remained closed on Monday at the 80 mile marker due to downed power lines. Kentucky Department of Transportation spokesman Keith Todd says it should reopen by early afternoon.

Eight counties in Kentucky reported tornadoes.

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